Dr. Moffat and Doreen Zimba, the founders of Northrise University, were both born in Zambia. In 1988 Dr and Mrs Zimba began to receive a vision of how they could be instrumental in God’s work of bringing transformation into the lives not only of their Zambian students but also the lives of others, bringing change to the nation of Zambia.
Location and Climate
The area around Northrise University offers a quiet and peaceful environment, with access to basic amenities and easy access to the city centre. It is located in the city of Ndola, Copperbelt Province, the third-largest city of Zambia and a major centre for mining, agriculture, and manufacturing. The area around Northrise University is relatively quiet and residential, with a mix of medium to high density housing.
There are several small shops, markets, and restaurants in the area, providing students with basic necessities and affordable food options. The city centre is a 15-minute drive from the university, where students can find larger shopping centres, restaurants and entertainment venues.
Ndola has a tropical savanna climate, characterised by hot and dry weather from August to October, and warm and wet weather from November to April. The temperature averages around 25-30 degrees Celsius (77-86 degrees Fahrenheit) throughout the year.
Student accommodation options
Northrise University provides student accommodation on campus. The university has several dormitory-style buildings where students can live during their studies. The accommodation options vary in size and capacity, ranging from single rooms to shared apartments.
The university also offers a homestay program where students can live with local families in the surrounding community. This program provides students with an opportunity to immerse themselves in the local culture and practice their language skills.
The university encourages students to live on campus or in homestays as this provides a supportive environment that fosters academic success and personal growth. Living on campus or with a host family also helps students build lasting relationships with their peers and the local community.
The cost of accommodation at Northrise University varies depending on the type of accommodation chosen. It is best to check with the university's housing office for more information on pricing and availability.